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Bushisms of the Week

“Reading is the basics for all learning.”

–Announcing his “Reading First” initiative in Reston, Va., March 28, 2000. (Thanks to Carl LaRocca.)

“We want our teachers to be trained so they can meet the obligations, their obligations as teachers. We want them to know how to teach the science of reading. In order to make sure there’s not this kind of federal–federal cufflink.”

–At Fritsche Middle School, Milwaukee, Wis., March 30, 2000.

For more, see “ The Complete Bushisms.”